CH2-4b Hospital (Andy Only)

A chance occurrence in London's Heathrow Airport leads to a desperate search to find answers to terrible lost knowledge.

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Re: CH2-4b Hospital (Andy Only)

Postby ghill » Thu Apr 10, 2014 10:38 am

Andy put the laptop into sleep mode and shut the screen, it wasn't the sleek model he'd been hoping for, it reminded him of the brick he'd been given as an intern at his first newspaper job. Still it was perfectly functional and it fit his budget, just like the three freebee keydrives he'd been given. 4Gb each and emblazoned with the Curry's logo, not quite as large or as subtle as he'd hoped, but free is free.
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Re: CH2-4b Hospital (Andy Only)

Postby ghill » Mon Apr 14, 2014 4:03 pm

Jock rings Andy to ask whether he'd heard anything about Professor Charles Grundy - The UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies - found at his home dead of a heroin overdose while in possession of a 1Kg of the stuff in its pure form - Grundy is a former college pal of Gossham. This would seem to reinforce the police's view that Gossham was involved in some kind of drug deal gone wrong.
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Re: CH2-4b Hospital (Andy Only)

Postby carnage_lee » Tue Apr 15, 2014 2:29 pm

Andy Wade

... Andy shuts of his mobile after speaking to 'Jock'... another death. Questions filled hid mind.. where would a Professor get hold of that much heroin, why would he have that much and how come the heroin wasn't cut? The only people who had pure heroin were the distributors and the 'mules' as they smuggled the stuff. The whole scenario was suspicious, if Grundy was a user then he'd never knowingly inject the pure form... a killer for sure, the only way he'd have that amount of the drug was if he were the supplier... or involved in the smuggling.

Andy half remembered an article on the 'war on drugs' that had run recently, the street price was over £40 a gram and that was the street value, so a kilo would be up to £50,000 ... value for the pure form, well it'd be way out of the price range of a Professor at UCL.

Anyway, the link between Gossham's academic interests and the drug pointed to the Albanian gangs. In Andy's mind the dots were joined up, the gang had killed Gossham... all he had to do what discover why. Perhaps the others knew? He would have to arrange a proper sit down meeting with them and get himself 'clued up' as to what was going on.

Andy fires up his laptop and starts to type up his 'notes' as they are so far and adds a name to his list as per the conversation he had just had with 'Jock'.

He then spends the next couple of hours delving into background information on Professors Grundy and Gossham before he heads down to the restaurant for a bite to eat.
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Re: CH2-4b Hospital (Andy Only)

Postby ghill » Tue Apr 15, 2014 3:24 pm

OOC:   Is Andy going to pass this information onto the others its not yet public knowledge?  
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Re: CH2-4b Hospital (Andy Only)

Postby carnage_lee » Tue Apr 15, 2014 5:46 pm

OOC:   He will do - in his next update - will do some 'digging' on backgrounds first. Should I make some rolls?  
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Re: CH2-4b Hospital (Andy Only)

Postby ghill » Tue Apr 15, 2014 9:02 pm

OOC:   It occurs to Andy that Liz may already have done a great deal of this research ;)  
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Re: CH2-4b Hospital (Andy Only)

Postby carnage_lee » Tue Apr 22, 2014 5:19 pm

Andy Wade

After making a few searches and not getting a whole lot of information apart from background stuff and not at all relevant to the situation he found himself in a week ago, Andy decides to message 'SarahConnor'. Opening up a new browser window .. and logs into area51uk.com ...

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Private Message on area51uk.com
From:AlienAndy
To: SarahConnor

Hope you and your friends are all ok.

Had news that Prof Grundy Professor UCL Slavonic and East European Studies has died of an overdose. Do you have information on him?

Suggest that we meet soon to discuss matters. Please reply ASAP.


Andy sends the message and does some more digging into the names he has...
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Re: CH2-4b Hospital (Andy Only)

Postby ghill » Tue Apr 22, 2014 8:58 pm

Spoiler:
Best to give me a library use roll just in case Andy does turn up anything
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Re: CH2-4b Hospital (Andy Only)

Postby Mr. Handy » Wed Apr 23, 2014 4:56 am

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Cheers, we're doing well. Professor Grundy was a colleague of the late Professors Gosshamm and Mathers, and they were all in communication with each other and shared research materials. Their deaths must be related. We haven't left for Malta yet, but we may be stopping off in London and Wales first - interesting that you happened to mention it. Will keep in touch. Feel better!
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Re: CH2-4b Hospital (Andy Only)

Postby carnage_lee » Wed Apr 23, 2014 11:10 am

Spoiler:
carnage_lee rolled 1d100 and got a total of 71:
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Re: CH2-4b Hospital (Andy Only)

Postby ghill » Wed Apr 23, 2014 3:04 pm

OOC:   Hmm not sure why this dissapeared the first time.  


Andy is somewhat flooded by data and has a hard time picking through the chaff.

From ES clipping service - Professor Gosshamm's brutal death made national television and newspapers. Several TV News programs showed edited CCTV footage of the attack. Both the press and TV talked about distinctive 'gang' tattoos which are hauntingly familiar to the Andy. Police believe Gosshamm may have got himself caught up with Albanians over drug smuggling and point to his frequent visits to Albania including one only a week or so before his death.

All curtesy of Google:

• There are a number of Eastern European experts in the UK, a smaller number of Albanian experts, but only one expert on the Verbetoi, Gosshamm.
• He is a prominent anthropologist, linguist and folklorist whose work has “mined the rich, often overlooked territory of the Balkans” specifically Albania.
• Professor Gosshamm states his academic net is cast so wide he does not believe there is a single name for his field of study and he claims to be a linguist, sociologist, anthropologist and an archaeologists
• As a linguist, studying at Miskatonic University Professor Gosshamm started a long-time interest in the Ur-language, the idea of the hypothetical common ancestor of all the world's spoken languages.
• Professor Gosshamm is well known for his preference to carry out his studies in the field where the subjects of his studies are flesh and blood.

The following from ES clipping service:

Professor Adrian C.Gosshamm, Chair of Eastern European Studies at Brichester University. Born on June 24, 1960, in Winchester by the time he was a young man, he was already deeply interested in the Balkans. He earned a bachelor’s degree in literature and anthropology from Kings College in 1981 and a Ph.D. in Anthropology from Miskatonic University in 1986.

Professor Charles Grundy - The UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies. Grundy was an old friend and undergraduate classmate of Gosshamm's at King’s. They later studied together at Miskatonic where the younger Grundy did his MA and then Ph.D (86-89) Grundy is on record as thinking Gosshamm’s theories far fetched, but he also stated that he thought him rigorous in gathering the necessary proof to prove his theorems. Was briefly married to Maria Demachi. Along with Mathers and Gosshamm they were known as the gang of four (Miskatonic Year book 1986)

Professor Tom Mathers chair of Russian, Eurasian and Eastern European Studies, University of Warwick, another old friend. Did his Ph.D at Kings where he was Gosshamms student councilor, held a junior position at Miskatonic while writing his paper on 12th century Eastern European religious art.

(via LinkedIn) Maria Demachi PhD, Director Albanian Archaeology Rescue team
Received her BA in 1986 from Oxford where she studied Classics; received a separate MA in 1989 from Miskatonic University. Main research interests include the colonization in central Albania and the Adriatic Coast, and the study of jewellery from Archaic to Hellenistic periods. Other interests: mortuary archaeology, techniques of excavation, sciences applied to archaeology, techniques of production of ceramic and metal objects, conservation.
Was the assistant director of the Albanian Archaeology Rescue team since its foundation in 1998 till June 200* when she became director.
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Re: CH2-4b Hospital (Andy Only)

Postby carnage_lee » Mon Apr 28, 2014 3:56 pm

Andy Wade

Andy spends a couple of hours copying information into a couple of files, cross-referencing as he goes. The whole 'story' looks pretty chaotic and he makes a mental note to make sure to get the 'back-story' from Liz as soon as possible definitely before they leave for Malta. Ideally he would be able to link up with the others in Wales, first he'd have to see the specialist about the burns he had suffered.

OOC:   Can we have a date/time check?  
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Re: CH2-4b Hospital (Andy Only)

Postby ghill » Tue Apr 29, 2014 11:13 am

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Re: CH2-4b Hospital (Andy Only)

Postby ghill » Wed Apr 30, 2014 8:38 am

Andy can go here

OOC:   If you want to do anything before the events in the next thread. Please add to this thread and we'll tidy up.  
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Re: CH2-4b Hospital (Andy Only)

Postby carnage_lee » Wed Apr 30, 2014 1:18 pm

OOC:   Can we take it that Andy kept all his appointments? Will he need further treatments?  
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Re: CH2-4b Hospital (Andy Only)

Postby ghill » Wed Apr 30, 2014 1:21 pm

OOC:   naturally, its really about remembering that Andy is a bit f*cked up, whereas in game terms he's now largely unaffected.  
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Re: CH2-4b Hospital (Andy Only)

Postby carnage_lee » Thu May 01, 2014 5:21 pm

OOC:   In that case before taking the train home to collect his car, he copies all his notes onto a memory stick and posts it (2nd class) to his parents address.
(been reading too many 'Jack Reacher' books recently)  
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